Friday, January 17, 2014
University Drive closed over I-75, alternate route advised
Oakland University students, faculty and staff are advised to seek alternate routes entering and exiting campus via University Drive.
Suggested alternate route: Exit I-75 at M-59 and take either Squirrel or Adams road north to a campus entrance.
The university just received notification from the Michigan Department of Transportation that University Drive at I-75 will be closed beginning today, Jan. 17 at 4:00 p.m. for roadwork. The repair work is expected to take approximately one week.
MDOT bridge inspectors have discovered a critical condition with the beams on the bridge that carries University Drive over I-75 and have determined that it is necessary to close University Drive over the freeway to traffic until temporary supports can be installed.
- WB University loop ramp to SB I-75
- EB University loop ramp to NB I-75
- I-75 exit ramps to University will be restricted to only through movement or right turns onto University Drive
- Additional traffic restrictions may be necessary between Opdyke Road and Cross Creek Parkway